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Anchored on the Word

BGST emphasises not only the acquisition of biblical and theological knowledge, but also the learning of analytical, critical and integrative skills in interpreting the Scriptures.
BGST emphasise not only the acquisition of biblical and theological knowledge, but also the learning of analytical, critical and integrative skills in interpreting the Scriptures.
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Engaging the Marketplace

BGST offers a thorough and systematic study programme for lay people, to help them live out their Christian faith in their vocations and be more effective in serving God. Some of our students are pastors, soldiers, lawyers, IT and banking professionals, home makers, poets, counselors, researchers and missionaries.
BGST offers a thorough and systematic study programme for lay people, to help them live out their Christian faith in their vocations and be more effective in serving God.
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Flexible Modes of Study

Students can begin course work at any time and study at their own pace. Many courses can be taken for private study and pursued in the comfort of one’s own home!

Students can begin course work at any time and study at their own pace. Many courses can be taken for private study and pursued in the comfort of one’s own home!

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Equipping the Saints

BGST regularly holds public lectures and seminars, which aim to encourage lay people in theological reflection how to bring Christian faith to bear on everyday life.

BGST regularly holds public lectures and seminars, which aim to encourage lay people in theological reflection how to bring Christian faith to bear on everyday life.

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Embracing the Christian Traditions

The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.
Ps 119:130, ESV

 

Our Library

Our Library

Welcome to BGST Library. We have a wide collection of resources especially in the area of biblical studies and theology. Some of these are available 24/7. All believers are welcome to use these resources. MORE HERE

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Upcoming Events

Jul
28

Asian Religions in the Contemporary Age

Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Asian Religions in the Contemporary Age (ID211, 3 Cr, Blended Learning)

Christian engagements with people of other faiths flow from our theological convictions. “No task in missiology is more controversial and crucial than encountering world religions” (Gerhad Anderson). Despite living in a multi-religious society, many Asian Christians have superficial knowledge of the beliefs of their neighbours. This course offers an introduction to Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Hinduism religions as well as theological analysis of interfaith issues in Asian contexts. The course begins with the method of academic study of religion, followed by the study of selected religious texts, case study, videos and group discussions from a Christian perspective. Throughout the course, practical implications on gospel and culture, evangelism and inter-religious conversations and the mission of the local church in a contemporary plural society will be explored. The course will be suitable for church and mission leaders interested in planning better engagements with non- Christian communities in Asia.

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DatesThursdays, Jul 28, Aug 25, Sep 8, 22, Oct 6, 20, Nov 3(7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
FormatLive & Online Lectures
ConcentrationMCS Core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit.To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives

Through this course, participants will: i) Acquire knowledge of basic beliefs and practices of Asian religions through required readings and class discussion. ii) Be able to apply theological analysis on key interfaith issues through selected writings, study of scriptures and case studies. The student will demonstrate competency through the completion of a research paper. iii) Be able to develop individual and community responses on meaningful Christian relations with people of different faiths.

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The Lecturers

Dr Tan Kang San is Executive Director for Asia CMS, a training network of Asian mission Movements & formerly Head of Mission Studies at Redcliffe College, UK & Director for Mission Research with OMF International (1990-2010).

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Mrs Tan Loun Ling is Director for Training with AsiaCMS. Previously, she was Director for Asian Studies at Redcliffe College and Executive Director for MSI Professional Services in Malaysia (1989-2011).

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Mr Ng Seng Chuan was a pastor (1977-1993) and a speech educator (1993-2013). Since 2006, he began a serious study of Buddhism and has since graduated with a MA (2011) from the Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka. A graduate of Trinity Theological College (B.Div) and Regent College (MCS), Seng Chuan’s vision is to engage practitioners of other religions in friendship and academic study, and so open up channels of communication and dialogue with believers of other faiths.

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Course Texts

(i) Muck, Terry. Christianity Encountering World Religions. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009; (ii) Selected prescribed readings.

Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Biblical Graduate School of Theology
50 Kallang Pudding Road
Singapore, Select State 349326

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Pastoral Theology: The Essentials of Ministry

Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 -

Time: 9:15am - 4:15pm

Pastoral Theology: The Essentials of Ministry (CM101, 3 Cr)

This course seeks to provide students (both lay-leaders and those preparing for ministry) with a theological foundation and practical understanding of pastoral ministry. It integrates three dimensions of learning: (a) personal reflection through in-depth study of the course textbooks; (b) ministry insights drawn from 1 & 2 Timothy, and from the ‘real-live’ pastoral experiences of the lecturer; and (c) community learning through writing of papers and presentation in class.Among the topics covered: the call to ministry, meaning of ordination, women in pastoral office, pastor of the worshipping community, ministry of sacraments, pastoral visitation, etc. Practical issues (coping with criticisms, leadership backlash, what’s behind the post-service hand-shake ‘ritual’, etc.) will also be discussed. We will also discuss pastoral leadership skills that are needed to shepherd the church. [su_spacer size="20"]

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DatesSaturdays (Monthly), Jul 30, 
Aug 27, Oct 22, Nov 26, Dec 3 (9:15 am – 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm)
FormatLive Lectures
ConcentrationMDiv core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit.To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives
  1. To have a good understanding of pastoral ministry

  2. To think through common challenges and articulate your personal stand on some doctrinal issues related to ministry
  3. To glean practical insights as preparation for future ministry
  4. To help lay-leaders affirm and assist their pastors in ministry
  5. To receive encouragement to stay the course as a pastor

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The Lecturer

Rev (Dr) Daniel Chua is the Pastor-at-Large of Mount Carmel B-P Church where he has served for the last 25 years. He completed his Master of Divinity at Singapore Bible College; and Doctor of Ministry at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA). He is the author of Feeding on Ashes, which provides a Christian response to Chinese ancestral worship.  [su_spacer size="20"]

Course Texts

(1) ODEN, Thomas C., “Pastoral Theology: Essentials of Ministry,” Harper, San Francisco, 1983 (2) DANIEL, Lillian, and COPENHAVER, Martin B., “This Odd and Wondrous Calling,” Eerdmands, Grand Rapids, 2009 (3) PETERSON, Eugene H., “The Pastor,” HarperOne, New York, 2011

Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Mount Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church
152 West Coast Road
Singapore, 127370

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

The Gospel of Matthew

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 -

Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

The Gospel of Matthew (NT209, 3 Cr)

The Gospel of Matthew was the most popular of all four New Testament Gospels in the early church, to a large degree because of its practical ethical teaching in a very unethical world. It can still serve the same purpose in the twenty-first century. This course works through Matthew, chapter-by-chapter, highlighting its most important teachings, exploring its structure, focusing on key interpretive controversies, and examining its distinctive contributions to the canon of Scripture, all with a view to how practical Christian obedience can make a difference in our world today.

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DatesIntensive Course, Aug 2 (Public Lecture, 8:00 - 10:00 pm); Aug 4, 8, 11, 15, 18 (7:15 - 10:15 pm); Aug 6 (9:15 am - 5:15 pm)
FormatLive Lectures
ConcentrationBiblical Studies Elective
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit.To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives

To recognize the dominant and distinctive themes of the Gospel of Matthew, to understand its overall structure, to assess the strengths and weaknesses of various positions within select interpretive controversies, and to apply the Gospel to 21st century Christian living.

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The Lecturer

Prof Craig Blomberg is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, where he has been teaching since 1986. He has  authored, co-authored, and edited numerous books and articles, including full-length commentaries on Matthew, 1 Corinthians, and James; and has been on translation committees for several Bible translations, especially for the New International Version. Topics of interest in his writings include the historical reliability of the Scriptures, wealth and poverty, hermeneutics, and the parables of Jesus.

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Course Texts
Jeannine K. Brown, Matthew [Teach the Text Commentary Series]. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2015.
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church
4 Bishan Street 13
Singapore, Select State 579792

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Public Lecture: Matthew in the 1st & 21st Centuries

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 -

Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Craig Blomberg - The Gospel of Matthew

Location


Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church
4 Bishan Street 13
Singapore, Select State 579792

Event Fees:


The Reliability of the Gospels

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 -

Time: 9:15am - 5:15pm

The Reliability of the Gospels (NT220, 1.5 Cr)

At the very heart of the Christian faith is the person of Jesus of Nazareth. The documents from which we learn almost all we know about him are the four New Testament Gospels. But are they historically reliable? How can we know? Were they reliably transmitted and translated? Do other Gospels besides Matthew, Mark, Luke and John contain trustworthy information about Jesus? Why are Matthew, Mark and Luke so similar to each other and why is John so different from all three of them? Can we believe in the amazing miracles stories they contain, including a virgin birth and resurrection from the dead? These and related questions will bethe focus of our investigation.

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DatesIntensive Course & Conference, Aug 13 (9:15 - 5:15 pm, Conference), Aug 20 (9:15 - 5:15 pm, Intensive Course)
FormatLive Lectures / Conference
ConcentrationBiblical Studies Elective
Fees:Conference Fees S$80. Full course fees is S$225 (Credit), S$90 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit.To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives

To understand their process of the Gospels’ composition, transmission, canonization and translation; to defend the credibility of their miracles, to recognize the nature of ancient biography and historiography; and in general to gain greater confidence in their reliability.

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The Lecturer

Prof Craig Blomberg, is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, where he has been teaching since 1986. He has authored, co-authored, and edited numerous books and articles, including full-length commentaries on Matthew, 1 Corinthians, and James; and has been on translation committees for several Bible translations, especially for the New International Version. Topics of interest in his writings include the historical reliability of the Scriptures, wealth and poverty, hermeneutics, and the parables of Jesus.

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Course Texts
Mark D. Roberts, Can We Trust the Gospels? Investigating the Reliability ofMatthew, Mark, Luke and John (Wheaton: Crossway, 2007)
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church
4 Bishan Street 13
Singapore, Select State 579792

Event Fees:


SGD 225.00 1.5 Credit Fee
SGD 90.00 1.5 Audit Fee

Jul
30

Asian Religions in the Contemporary Age

Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Asian Religions in the Contemporary Age (ID211, 3 Cr, Blended Learning)

Christian engagements with people of other faiths flow from our theological convictions. “No task in missiology is more controversial and crucial than encountering world religions” (Gerhad Anderson). Despite living in a multi-religious society, many Asian Christians have superficial knowledge of the beliefs of their neighbours. This course offers an introduction to Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Hinduism religions as well as theological analysis of interfaith issues in Asian contexts. The course begins with the method of academic study of religion, followed by the study of selected religious texts, case study, videos and group discussions from a Christian perspective. Throughout the course, practical implications on gospel and culture, evangelism and inter-religious conversations and the mission of the local church in a contemporary plural society will be explored. The course will be suitable for church and mission leaders interested in planning better engagements with non- Christian communities in Asia.

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DatesThursdays, Jul 28, Aug 25, Sep 8, 22, Oct 6, 20, Nov 3(7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
FormatLive & Online Lectures
ConcentrationMCS Core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit.To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives

Through this course, participants will: i) Acquire knowledge of basic beliefs and practices of Asian religions through required readings and class discussion. ii) Be able to apply theological analysis on key interfaith issues through selected writings, study of scriptures and case studies. The student will demonstrate competency through the completion of a research paper. iii) Be able to develop individual and community responses on meaningful Christian relations with people of different faiths.

[su_spacer size="20"]
The Lecturers

Dr Tan Kang San is Executive Director for Asia CMS, a training network of Asian mission Movements & formerly Head of Mission Studies at Redcliffe College, UK & Director for Mission Research with OMF International (1990-2010).

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Mrs Tan Loun Ling is Director for Training with AsiaCMS. Previously, she was Director for Asian Studies at Redcliffe College and Executive Director for MSI Professional Services in Malaysia (1989-2011).

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Mr Ng Seng Chuan was a pastor (1977-1993) and a speech educator (1993-2013). Since 2006, he began a serious study of Buddhism and has since graduated with a MA (2011) from the Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka. A graduate of Trinity Theological College (B.Div) and Regent College (MCS), Seng Chuan’s vision is to engage practitioners of other religions in friendship and academic study, and so open up channels of communication and dialogue with believers of other faiths.

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Course Texts

(i) Muck, Terry. Christianity Encountering World Religions. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009; (ii) Selected prescribed readings.

Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Biblical Graduate School of Theology
50 Kallang Pudding Road
Singapore, Select State 349326

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Pastoral Theology: The Essentials of Ministry

Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 -

Time: 9:15am - 4:15pm

Pastoral Theology: The Essentials of Ministry (CM101, 3 Cr)

This course seeks to provide students (both lay-leaders and those preparing for ministry) with a theological foundation and practical understanding of pastoral ministry. It integrates three dimensions of learning: (a) personal reflection through in-depth study of the course textbooks; (b) ministry insights drawn from 1 & 2 Timothy, and from the ‘real-live’ pastoral experiences of the lecturer; and (c) community learning through writing of papers and presentation in class.Among the topics covered: the call to ministry, meaning of ordination, women in pastoral office, pastor of the worshipping community, ministry of sacraments, pastoral visitation, etc. Practical issues (coping with criticisms, leadership backlash, what’s behind the post-service hand-shake ‘ritual’, etc.) will also be discussed. We will also discuss pastoral leadership skills that are needed to shepherd the church. [su_spacer size="20"]

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DatesSaturdays (Monthly), Jul 30, 
Aug 27, Oct 22, Nov 26, Dec 3 (9:15 am – 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm)
FormatLive Lectures
ConcentrationMDiv core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit.To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives
  1. To have a good understanding of pastoral ministry

  2. To think through common challenges and articulate your personal stand on some doctrinal issues related to ministry
  3. To glean practical insights as preparation for future ministry
  4. To help lay-leaders affirm and assist their pastors in ministry
  5. To receive encouragement to stay the course as a pastor

[su_spacer size="20"]
The Lecturer

Rev (Dr) Daniel Chua is the Pastor-at-Large of Mount Carmel B-P Church where he has served for the last 25 years. He completed his Master of Divinity at Singapore Bible College; and Doctor of Ministry at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA). He is the author of Feeding on Ashes, which provides a Christian response to Chinese ancestral worship.  [su_spacer size="20"]

Course Texts

(1) ODEN, Thomas C., “Pastoral Theology: Essentials of Ministry,” Harper, San Francisco, 1983 (2) DANIEL, Lillian, and COPENHAVER, Martin B., “This Odd and Wondrous Calling,” Eerdmands, Grand Rapids, 2009 (3) PETERSON, Eugene H., “The Pastor,” HarperOne, New York, 2011

Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Mount Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church
152 West Coast Road
Singapore, 127370

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

The Gospel of Matthew

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 -

Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

The Gospel of Matthew (NT209, 3 Cr)

The Gospel of Matthew was the most popular of all four New Testament Gospels in the early church, to a large degree because of its practical ethical teaching in a very unethical world. It can still serve the same purpose in the twenty-first century. This course works through Matthew, chapter-by-chapter, highlighting its most important teachings, exploring its structure, focusing on key interpretive controversies, and examining its distinctive contributions to the canon of Scripture, all with a view to how practical Christian obedience can make a difference in our world today.

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DatesIntensive Course, Aug 2 (Public Lecture, 8:00 - 10:00 pm); Aug 4, 8, 11, 15, 18 (7:15 - 10:15 pm); Aug 6 (9:15 am - 5:15 pm)
FormatLive Lectures
ConcentrationBiblical Studies Elective
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit.To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives

To recognize the dominant and distinctive themes of the Gospel of Matthew, to understand its overall structure, to assess the strengths and weaknesses of various positions within select interpretive controversies, and to apply the Gospel to 21st century Christian living.

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The Lecturer

Prof Craig Blomberg is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, where he has been teaching since 1986. He has  authored, co-authored, and edited numerous books and articles, including full-length commentaries on Matthew, 1 Corinthians, and James; and has been on translation committees for several Bible translations, especially for the New International Version. Topics of interest in his writings include the historical reliability of the Scriptures, wealth and poverty, hermeneutics, and the parables of Jesus.

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Course Texts
Jeannine K. Brown, Matthew [Teach the Text Commentary Series]. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2015.
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church
4 Bishan Street 13
Singapore, Select State 579792

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Public Lecture: Matthew in the 1st & 21st Centuries

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 -

Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Craig Blomberg - The Gospel of Matthew

Location


Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church
4 Bishan Street 13
Singapore, Select State 579792

Event Fees:


The Reliability of the Gospels

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 -

Time: 9:15am - 5:15pm

The Reliability of the Gospels (NT220, 1.5 Cr)

At the very heart of the Christian faith is the person of Jesus of Nazareth. The documents from which we learn almost all we know about him are the four New Testament Gospels. But are they historically reliable? How can we know? Were they reliably transmitted and translated? Do other Gospels besides Matthew, Mark, Luke and John contain trustworthy information about Jesus? Why are Matthew, Mark and Luke so similar to each other and why is John so different from all three of them? Can we believe in the amazing miracles stories they contain, including a virgin birth and resurrection from the dead? These and related questions will bethe focus of our investigation.

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DatesIntensive Course & Conference, Aug 13 (9:15 - 5:15 pm, Conference), Aug 20 (9:15 - 5:15 pm, Intensive Course)
FormatLive Lectures / Conference
ConcentrationBiblical Studies Elective
Fees:Conference Fees S$80. Full course fees is S$225 (Credit), S$90 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit.To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
[/su_table]
Course Objectives

To understand their process of the Gospels’ composition, transmission, canonization and translation; to defend the credibility of their miracles, to recognize the nature of ancient biography and historiography; and in general to gain greater confidence in their reliability.

[su_spacer size="20"]
The Lecturer

Prof Craig Blomberg, is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, where he has been teaching since 1986. He has authored, co-authored, and edited numerous books and articles, including full-length commentaries on Matthew, 1 Corinthians, and James; and has been on translation committees for several Bible translations, especially for the New International Version. Topics of interest in his writings include the historical reliability of the Scriptures, wealth and poverty, hermeneutics, and the parables of Jesus.

[su_spacer size="20"]

Course Texts
Mark D. Roberts, Can We Trust the Gospels? Investigating the Reliability ofMatthew, Mark, Luke and John (Wheaton: Crossway, 2007)
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church
4 Bishan Street 13
Singapore, Select State 579792

Event Fees:


SGD 225.00 1.5 Credit Fee
SGD 90.00 1.5 Audit Fee

Aug
2
The Gospel of Matthew

The Gospel of Matthew (N

Asian Religions in the Contemporary Age

Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Asian Religions in the Contemporary Age (ID211, 3 Cr, Blended Learning)

Christian engagements with people of other faiths flow from our theological convictions. “No task in missiology is more controversial and crucial than encountering world religions” (Gerhad Anderson). Despite living in a multi-religious society, many Asian Christians have superficial knowledge of the beliefs of their neighbours. This course offers an introduction to Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Hinduism religions as well as theological analysis of interfaith issues in Asian contexts. The course begins with the method of academic study of religion, followed by the study of selected religious texts, case study, videos and group discussions from a Christian perspective. Throughout the course, practical implications on gospel and culture, evangelism and inter-religious conversations and the mission of the local church in a contemporary plural society will be explored. The course will be suitable for church and mission leaders interested in planning better engagements with non- Christian communities in Asia.

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DatesThursdays, Jul 28, Aug 25, Sep 8, 22, Oct 6, 20, Nov 3(7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
FormatLive & Online Lectures
ConcentrationMCS Core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit.To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives

Through this course, participants will: i) Acquire knowledge of basic beliefs and practices of Asian religions through required readings and class discussion. ii) Be able to apply theological analysis on key interfaith issues through selected writings, study of scriptures and case studies. The student will demonstrate competency through the completion of a research paper. iii) Be able to develop individual and community responses on meaningful Christian relations with people of different faiths.

[su_spacer size="20"]
The Lecturers

Dr Tan Kang San is Executive Director for Asia CMS, a training network of Asian mission Movements & formerly Head of Mission Studies at Redcliffe College, UK & Director for Mission Research with OMF International (1990-2010).

[su_spacer size="10"]

Mrs Tan Loun Ling is Director for Training with AsiaCMS. Previously, she was Director for Asian Studies at Redcliffe College and Executive Director for MSI Professional Services in Malaysia (1989-2011).

[su_spacer size="10"]

Mr Ng Seng Chuan was a pastor (1977-1993) and a speech educator (1993-2013). Since 2006, he began a serious study of Buddhism and has since graduated with a MA (2011) from the Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka. A graduate of Trinity Theological College (B.Div) and Regent College (MCS), Seng Chuan’s vision is to engage practitioners of other religions in friendship and academic study, and so open up channels of communication and dialogue with believers of other faiths.

[su_spacer size="20"]

Course Texts

(i) Muck, Terry. Christianity Encountering World Religions. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009; (ii) Selected prescribed readings.

Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Biblical Graduate School of Theology
50 Kallang Pudding Road
Singapore, Select State 349326

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Pastoral Theology: The Essentials of Ministry

Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 -

Time: 9:15am - 4:15pm

Pastoral Theology: The Essentials of Ministry (CM101, 3 Cr)

This course seeks to provide students (both lay-leaders and those preparing for ministry) with a theological foundation and practical understanding of pastoral ministry. It integrates three dimensions of learning: (a) personal reflection through in-depth study of the course textbooks; (b) ministry insights drawn from 1 & 2 Timothy, and from the ‘real-live’ pastoral experiences of the lecturer; and (c) community learning through writing of papers and presentation in class.Among the topics covered: the call to ministry, meaning of ordination, women in pastoral office, pastor of the worshipping community, ministry of sacraments, pastoral visitation, etc. Practical issues (coping with criticisms, leadership backlash, what’s behind the post-service hand-shake ‘ritual’, etc.) will also be discussed. We will also discuss pastoral leadership skills that are needed to shepherd the church. [su_spacer size="20"]

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DatesSaturdays (Monthly), Jul 30, 
Aug 27, Oct 22, Nov 26, Dec 3 (9:15 am – 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm)
FormatLive Lectures
ConcentrationMDiv core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit.To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives
  1. To have a good understanding of pastoral ministry

  2. To think through common challenges and articulate your personal stand on some doctrinal issues related to ministry
  3. To glean practical insights as preparation for future ministry
  4. To help lay-leaders affirm and assist their pastors in ministry
  5. To receive encouragement to stay the course as a pastor

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The Lecturer

Rev (Dr) Daniel Chua is the Pastor-at-Large of Mount Carmel B-P Church where he has served for the last 25 years. He completed his Master of Divinity at Singapore Bible College; and Doctor of Ministry at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA). He is the author of Feeding on Ashes, which provides a Christian response to Chinese ancestral worship.  [su_spacer size="20"]

Course Texts

(1) ODEN, Thomas C., “Pastoral Theology: Essentials of Ministry,” Harper, San Francisco, 1983 (2) DANIEL, Lillian, and COPENHAVER, Martin B., “This Odd and Wondrous Calling,” Eerdmands, Grand Rapids, 2009 (3) PETERSON, Eugene H., “The Pastor,” HarperOne, New York, 2011

Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Mount Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church
152 West Coast Road
Singapore, 127370

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

The Gospel of Matthew

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 -

Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

The Gospel of Matthew (NT209, 3 Cr)

The Gospel of Matthew was the most popular of all four New Testament Gospels in the early church, to a large degree because of its practical ethical teaching in a very unethical world. It can still serve the same purpose in the twenty-first century. This course works through Matthew, chapter-by-chapter, highlighting its most important teachings, exploring its structure, focusing on key interpretive controversies, and examining its distinctive contributions to the canon of Scripture, all with a view to how practical Christian obedience can make a difference in our world today.

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DatesIntensive Course, Aug 2 (Public Lecture, 8:00 - 10:00 pm); Aug 4, 8, 11, 15, 18 (7:15 - 10:15 pm); Aug 6 (9:15 am - 5:15 pm)
FormatLive Lectures
ConcentrationBiblical Studies Elective
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit.To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives

To recognize the dominant and distinctive themes of the Gospel of Matthew, to understand its overall structure, to assess the strengths and weaknesses of various positions within select interpretive controversies, and to apply the Gospel to 21st century Christian living.

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The Lecturer

Prof Craig Blomberg is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, where he has been teaching since 1986. He has  authored, co-authored, and edited numerous books and articles, including full-length commentaries on Matthew, 1 Corinthians, and James; and has been on translation committees for several Bible translations, especially for the New International Version. Topics of interest in his writings include the historical reliability of the Scriptures, wealth and poverty, hermeneutics, and the parables of Jesus.

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Course Texts
Jeannine K. Brown, Matthew [Teach the Text Commentary Series]. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2015.
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church
4 Bishan Street 13
Singapore, Select State 579792

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Public Lecture: Matthew in the 1st & 21st Centuries

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 -

Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Craig Blomberg - The Gospel of Matthew

Location


Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church
4 Bishan Street 13
Singapore, Select State 579792

Event Fees:


The Reliability of the Gospels

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 -

Time: 9:15am - 5:15pm

The Reliability of the Gospels (NT220, 1.5 Cr)

At the very heart of the Christian faith is the person of Jesus of Nazareth. The documents from which we learn almost all we know about him are the four New Testament Gospels. But are they historically reliable? How can we know? Were they reliably transmitted and translated? Do other Gospels besides Matthew, Mark, Luke and John contain trustworthy information about Jesus? Why are Matthew, Mark and Luke so similar to each other and why is John so different from all three of them? Can we believe in the amazing miracles stories they contain, including a virgin birth and resurrection from the dead? These and related questions will bethe focus of our investigation.

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DatesIntensive Course & Conference, Aug 13 (9:15 - 5:15 pm, Conference), Aug 20 (9:15 - 5:15 pm, Intensive Course)
FormatLive Lectures / Conference
ConcentrationBiblical Studies Elective
Fees:Conference Fees S$80. Full course fees is S$225 (Credit), S$90 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit.To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives

To understand their process of the Gospels’ composition, transmission, canonization and translation; to defend the credibility of their miracles, to recognize the nature of ancient biography and historiography; and in general to gain greater confidence in their reliability.

[su_spacer size="20"]
The Lecturer

Prof Craig Blomberg, is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, where he has been teaching since 1986. He has authored, co-authored, and edited numerous books and articles, including full-length commentaries on Matthew, 1 Corinthians, and James; and has been on translation committees for several Bible translations, especially for the New International Version. Topics of interest in his writings include the historical reliability of the Scriptures, wealth and poverty, hermeneutics, and the parables of Jesus.

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Course Texts
Mark D. Roberts, Can We Trust the Gospels? Investigating the Reliability ofMatthew, Mark, Luke and John (Wheaton: Crossway, 2007)
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church
4 Bishan Street 13
Singapore, Select State 579792

Event Fees:


SGD 225.00 1.5 Credit Fee
SGD 90.00 1.5 Audit Fee

Asian Religions in the Contemporary Age

Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Asian Religions in the Contemporary Age (ID211, 3 Cr, Blended Learning)

Christian engagements with people of other faiths flow from our theological convictions. “No task in missiology is more controversial and crucial than encountering world religions” (Gerhad Anderson). Despite living in a multi-religious society, many Asian Christians have superficial knowledge of the beliefs of their neighbours. This course offers an introduction to Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Hinduism religions as well as theological analysis of interfaith issues in Asian contexts. The course begins with the method of academic study of religion, followed by the study of selected religious texts, case study, videos and group discussions from a Christian perspective. Throughout the course, practical implications on gospel and culture, evangelism and inter-religious conversations and the mission of the local church in a contemporary plural society will be explored. The course will be suitable for church and mission leaders interested in planning better engagements with non- Christian communities in Asia.

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DatesThursdays, Jul 28, Aug 25, Sep 8, 22, Oct 6, 20, Nov 3(7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
FormatLive & Online Lectures
ConcentrationMCS Core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit.To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives

Through this course, participants will: i) Acquire knowledge of basic beliefs and practices of Asian religions through required readings and class discussion. ii) Be able to apply theological analysis on key interfaith issues through selected writings, study of scriptures and case studies. The student will demonstrate competency through the completion of a research paper. iii) Be able to develop individual and community responses on meaningful Christian relations with people of different faiths.

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The Lecturers

Dr Tan Kang San is Executive Director for Asia CMS, a training network of Asian mission Movements & formerly Head of Mission Studies at Redcliffe College, UK & Director for Mission Research with OMF International (1990-2010).

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Mrs Tan Loun Ling is Director for Training with AsiaCMS. Previously, she was Director for Asian Studies at Redcliffe College and Executive Director for MSI Professional Services in Malaysia (1989-2011).

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Mr Ng Seng Chuan was a pastor (1977-1993) and a speech educator (1993-2013). Since 2006, he began a serious study of Buddhism and has since graduated with a MA (2011) from the Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka. A graduate of Trinity Theological College (B.Div) and Regent College (MCS), Seng Chuan’s vision is to engage practitioners of other religions in friendship and academic study, and so open up channels of communication and dialogue with believers of other faiths.

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Course Texts

(i) Muck, Terry. Christianity Encountering World Religions. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009; (ii) Selected prescribed readings.

Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Biblical Graduate School of Theology
50 Kallang Pudding Road
Singapore, Select State 349326

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Pastoral Theology: The Essentials of Ministry

Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 -

Time: 9:15am - 4:15pm

Pastoral Theology: The Essentials of Ministry (CM101, 3 Cr)

This course seeks to provide students (both lay-leaders and those preparing for ministry) with a theological foundation and practical understanding of pastoral ministry. It integrates three dimensions of learning: (a) personal reflection through in-depth study of the course textbooks; (b) ministry insights drawn from 1 & 2 Timothy, and from the ‘real-live’ pastoral experiences of the lecturer; and (c) community learning through writing of papers and presentation in class.Among the topics covered: the call to ministry, meaning of ordination, women in pastoral office, pastor of the worshipping community, ministry of sacraments, pastoral visitation, etc. Practical issues (coping with criticisms, leadership backlash, what’s behind the post-service hand-shake ‘ritual’, etc.) will also be discussed. We will also discuss pastoral leadership skills that are needed to shepherd the church. [su_spacer size="20"]

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DatesSaturdays (Monthly), Jul 30, 
Aug 27, Oct 22, Nov 26, Dec 3 (9:15 am – 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm)
FormatLive Lectures
ConcentrationMDiv core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit.To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
[/su_table]
Course Objectives
  1. To have a good understanding of pastoral ministry

  2. To think through common challenges and articulate your personal stand on some doctrinal issues related to ministry
  3. To glean practical insights as preparation for future ministry
  4. To help lay-leaders affirm and assist their pastors in ministry
  5. To receive encouragement to stay the course as a pastor

[su_spacer size="20"]
The Lecturer

Rev (Dr) Daniel Chua is the Pastor-at-Large of Mount Carmel B-P Church where he has served for the last 25 years. He completed his Master of Divinity at Singapore Bible College; and Doctor of Ministry at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA). He is the author of Feeding on Ashes, which provides a Christian response to Chinese ancestral worship.  [su_spacer size="20"]

Course Texts

(1) ODEN, Thomas C., “Pastoral Theology: Essentials of Ministry,” Harper, San Francisco, 1983 (2) DANIEL, Lillian, and COPENHAVER, Martin B., “This Odd and Wondrous Calling,” Eerdmands, Grand Rapids, 2009 (3) PETERSON, Eugene H., “The Pastor,” HarperOne, New York, 2011

Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Mount Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church
152 West Coast Road
Singapore, 127370

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

The Gospel of Matthew

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 -

Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

The Gospel of Matthew (NT209, 3 Cr)

The Gospel of Matthew was the most popular of all four New Testament Gospels in the early church, to a large degree because of its practical ethical teaching in a very unethical world. It can still serve the same purpose in the twenty-first century. This course works through Matthew, chapter-by-chapter, highlighting its most important teachings, exploring its structure, focusing on key interpretive controversies, and examining its distinctive contributions to the canon of Scripture, all with a view to how practical Christian obedience can make a difference in our world today.

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DatesIntensive Course, Aug 2 (Public Lecture, 8:00 - 10:00 pm); Aug 4, 8, 11, 15, 18 (7:15 - 10:15 pm); Aug 6 (9:15 am - 5:15 pm)
FormatLive Lectures
ConcentrationBiblical Studies Elective
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit.To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives

To recognize the dominant and distinctive themes of the Gospel of Matthew, to understand its overall structure, to assess the strengths and weaknesses of various positions within select interpretive controversies, and to apply the Gospel to 21st century Christian living.

[su_spacer size="20"]
The Lecturer

Prof Craig Blomberg is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, where he has been teaching since 1986. He has  authored, co-authored, and edited numerous books and articles, including full-length commentaries on Matthew, 1 Corinthians, and James; and has been on translation committees for several Bible translations, especially for the New International Version. Topics of interest in his writings include the historical reliability of the Scriptures, wealth and poverty, hermeneutics, and the parables of Jesus.

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Course Texts
Jeannine K. Brown, Matthew [Teach the Text Commentary Series]. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2015.
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church
4 Bishan Street 13
Singapore, Select State 579792

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Public Lecture: Matthew in the 1st & 21st Centuries

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 -

Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Craig Blomberg - The Gospel of Matthew

Location


Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church
4 Bishan Street 13
Singapore, Select State 579792

Event Fees:


The Reliability of the Gospels

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 -

Time: 9:15am - 5:15pm

The Reliability of the Gospels (NT220, 1.5 Cr)

At the very heart of the Christian faith is the person of Jesus of Nazareth. The documents from which we learn almost all we know about him are the four New Testament Gospels. But are they historically reliable? How can we know? Were they reliably transmitted and translated? Do other Gospels besides Matthew, Mark, Luke and John contain trustworthy information about Jesus? Why are Matthew, Mark and Luke so similar to each other and why is John so different from all three of them? Can we believe in the amazing miracles stories they contain, including a virgin birth and resurrection from the dead? These and related questions will bethe focus of our investigation.

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DatesIntensive Course & Conference, Aug 13 (9:15 - 5:15 pm, Conference), Aug 20 (9:15 - 5:15 pm, Intensive Course)
FormatLive Lectures / Conference
ConcentrationBiblical Studies Elective
Fees:Conference Fees S$80. Full course fees is S$225 (Credit), S$90 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit.To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives

To understand their process of the Gospels’ composition, transmission, canonization and translation; to defend the credibility of their miracles, to recognize the nature of ancient biography and historiography; and in general to gain greater confidence in their reliability.

[su_spacer size="20"]
The Lecturer

Prof Craig Blomberg, is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, where he has been teaching since 1986. He has authored, co-authored, and edited numerous books and articles, including full-length commentaries on Matthew, 1 Corinthians, and James; and has been on translation committees for several Bible translations, especially for the New International Version. Topics of interest in his writings include the historical reliability of the Scriptures, wealth and poverty, hermeneutics, and the parables of Jesus.

[su_spacer size="20"]

Course Texts
Mark D. Roberts, Can We Trust the Gospels? Investigating the Reliability ofMatthew, Mark, Luke and John (Wheaton: Crossway, 2007)
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church
4 Bishan Street 13
Singapore, Select State 579792

Event Fees:


SGD 225.00 1.5 Credit Fee
SGD 90.00 1.5 Audit Fee

Aug
13
The Reliability of the Gospels

The Reliability of the G

Asian Religions in the Contemporary Age

Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Asian Religions in the Contemporary Age (ID211, 3 Cr, Blended Learning)

Christian engagements with people of other faiths flow from our theological convictions. “No task in missiology is more controversial and crucial than encountering world religions” (Gerhad Anderson). Despite living in a multi-religious society, many Asian Christians have superficial knowledge of the beliefs of their neighbours. This course offers an introduction to Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Hinduism religions as well as theological analysis of interfaith issues in Asian contexts. The course begins with the method of academic study of religion, followed by the study of selected religious texts, case study, videos and group discussions from a Christian perspective. Throughout the course, practical implications on gospel and culture, evangelism and inter-religious conversations and the mission of the local church in a contemporary plural society will be explored. The course will be suitable for church and mission leaders interested in planning better engagements with non- Christian communities in Asia.

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Dates Thursdays, Jul 28, Aug 25, Sep 8, 22, Oct 6, 20, Nov 3 (7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
Format Live & Online Lectures
Concentration MCS Core
Fees: First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit). Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives

Through this course, participants will: i) Acquire knowledge of basic beliefs and practices of Asian religions through required readings and class discussion. ii) Be able to apply theological analysis on key interfaith issues through selected writings, study of scriptures and case studies. The student will demonstrate competency through the completion of a research paper. iii) Be able to develop individual and community responses on meaningful Christian relations with people of different faiths.

[su_spacer size="20"]
The Lecturers

Dr Tan Kang San is Executive Director for Asia CMS, a training network of Asian mission Movements & formerly Head of Mission Studies at Redcliffe College, UK & Director for Mission Research with OMF International (1990-2010).

[su_spacer size="10"]

Mrs Tan Loun Ling is Director for Training with AsiaCMS. Previously, she was Director for Asian Studies at Redcliffe College and Executive Director for MSI Professional Services in Malaysia (1989-2011).

[su_spacer size="10"]

Mr Ng Seng Chuan was a pastor (1977-1993) and a speech educator (1993-2013). Since 2006, he began a serious study of Buddhism and has since graduated with a MA (2011) from the Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka. A graduate of Trinity Theological College (B.Div) and Regent College (MCS), Seng Chuan’s vision is to engage practitioners of other religions in friendship and academic study, and so open up channels of communication and dialogue with believers of other faiths.

[su_spacer size="20"]

Course Texts

(i) Muck, Terry. Christianity Encountering World Religions. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009; (ii) Selected prescribed readings.

Printable Synopsis (PDF)

calendar

Location


Biblical Graduate School of Theology
50 Kallang Pudding Road
Singapore, Select State 349326

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Pastoral Theology: The Essentials of Ministry

Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 -

Time: 9:15am - 4:15pm

Pastoral Theology: The Essentials of Ministry (CM101, 3 Cr)

This course seeks to provide students (both lay-leaders and those preparing for ministry) with a theological foundation and practical understanding of pastoral ministry. It integrates three dimensions of learning: (a) personal reflection through in-depth study of the course textbooks; (b) ministry insights drawn from 1 & 2 Timothy, and from the ‘real-live’ pastoral experiences of the lecturer; and (c) community learning through writing of papers and presentation in class. Among the topics covered: the call to ministry, meaning of ordination, women in pastoral office, pastor of the worshipping community, ministry of sacraments, pastoral visitation, etc. Practical issues (coping with criticisms, leadership backlash, what’s behind the post-service hand-shake ‘ritual’, etc.) will also be discussed. We will also discuss pastoral leadership skills that are needed to shepherd the church. [su_spacer size="20"]

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Dates Saturdays (Monthly), Jul 30, 
Aug 27, Oct 22, Nov 26, Dec 3 (9:15 am – 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm)
Format Live Lectures
Concentration MDiv core
Fees: First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit). Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
[/su_table]
Course Objectives
  1. To have a good understanding of pastoral ministry

  2. To think through common challenges and articulate your personal stand on some doctrinal issues related to ministry
  3. To glean practical insights as preparation for future ministry
  4. To help lay-leaders affirm and assist their pastors in ministry
  5. To receive encouragement to stay the course as a pastor

[su_spacer size="20"]
The Lecturer

Rev (Dr) Daniel Chua is the Pastor-at-Large of Mount Carmel B-P Church where he has served for the last 25 years. He completed his Master of Divinity at Singapore Bible College; and Doctor of Ministry at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA). He is the author of Feeding on Ashes, which provides a Christian response to Chinese ancestral worship.  [su_spacer size="20"]

Course Texts

(1) ODEN, Thomas C., “Pastoral Theology: Essentials of Ministry,” Harper, San Francisco, 1983 (2) DANIEL, Lillian, and COPENHAVER, Martin B., “This Odd and Wondrous Calling,” Eerdmands, Grand Rapids, 2009 (3) PETERSON, Eugene H., “The Pastor,” HarperOne, New York, 2011

Printable Synopsis (PDF)

calendar

Location


Mount Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church
152 West Coast Road
Singapore, 127370

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

The Gospel of Matthew

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 -

Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

The Gospel of Matthew (NT209, 3 Cr)

The Gospel of Matthew was the most popular of all four New Testament Gospels in the early church, to a large degree because of its practical ethical teaching in a very unethical world. It can still serve the same purpose in the twenty-first century. This course works through Matthew, chapter-by-chapter, highlighting its most important teachings, exploring its structure, focusing on key interpretive controversies, and examining its distinctive contributions to the canon of Scripture, all with a view to how practical Christian obedience can make a difference in our world today.

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Dates Intensive Course, Aug 2 (Public Lecture, 8:00 - 10:00 pm); Aug 4, 8, 11, 15, 18 (7:15 - 10:15 pm); Aug 6 (9:15 am - 5:15 pm)
Format Live Lectures
Concentration Biblical Studies Elective
Fees: First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit). Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
[/su_table]
Course Objectives

To recognize the dominant and distinctive themes of the Gospel of Matthew, to understand its overall structure, to assess the strengths and weaknesses of various positions within select interpretive controversies, and to apply the Gospel to 21st century Christian living.

[su_spacer size="20"]
The Lecturer

Prof Craig Blomberg is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, where he has been teaching since 1986. He has  authored, co-authored, and edited numerous books and articles, including full-length commentaries on Matthew, 1 Corinthians, and James; and has been on translation committees for several Bible translations, especially for the New International Version. Topics of interest in his writings include the historical reliability of the Scriptures, wealth and poverty, hermeneutics, and the parables of Jesus.

 [su_spacer size="20"]

Course Texts
Jeannine K. Brown, Matthew [Teach the Text Commentary Series]. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2015.
Printable Synopsis (PDF)

calendar

Location


Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church
4 Bishan Street 13
Singapore, Select State 579792

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Public Lecture: Matthew in the 1st & 21st Centuries

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 -

Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Craig Blomberg - The Gospel of Matthew

Location


Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church
4 Bishan Street 13
Singapore, Select State 579792

Event Fees:


The Reliability of the Gospels

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 -

Time: 9:15am - 5:15pm

The Reliability of the Gospels (NT220, 1.5 Cr)

At the very heart of the Christian faith is the person of Jesus of Nazareth. The documents from which we learn almost all we know about him are the four New Testament Gospels. But are they historically reliable? How can we know? Were they reliably transmitted and translated? Do other Gospels besides Matthew, Mark, Luke and John contain trustworthy information about Jesus? Why are Matthew, Mark and Luke so similar to each other and why is John so different from all three of them? Can we believe in the amazing miracles stories they contain, including a virgin birth and resurrection from the dead? These and related questions will be the focus of our investigation.

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[su_table]
Dates Intensive Course & Conference, Aug 13 (9:15 - 5:15 pm, Conference), Aug 20 (9:15 - 5:15 pm, Intensive Course)
Format Live Lectures / Conference
Concentration Biblical Studies Elective
Fees: Conference Fees S$80. Full course fees is S$225 (Credit), S$90 (Audit). Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives

To understand their process of the Gospels’ composition, transmission, canonization and translation; to defend the credibility of their miracles, to recognize the nature of ancient biography and historiography; and in general to gain greater confidence in their reliability.

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The Lecturer

Prof Craig Blomberg, is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, where he has been teaching since 1986. He has authored, co-authored, and edited numerous books and articles, including full-length commentaries on Matthew, 1 Corinthians, and James; and has been on translation committees for several Bible translations, especially for the New International Version. Topics of interest in his writings include the historical reliability of the Scriptures, wealth and poverty, hermeneutics, and the parables of Jesus.

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Course Texts
Mark D. Roberts, Can We Trust the Gospels? Investigating the Reliability of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John (Wheaton: Crossway, 2007)
Printable Synopsis (PDF)

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Location


Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church
4 Bishan Street 13
Singapore, Select State 579792

Event Fees:


SGD 225.00 1.5 Credit Fee
SGD 90.00 1.5 Audit Fee

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